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Mika Iwai

Let's enjoy the world-class beauty of The Japan Alps together!

I was fascinated by the mountains of Shinshu and climbed many different kinds of mountains. I learned about the beauty of mountains as well as the strength and fear of nature. There are many different ways to enjoy mountains. If you want to climb the mountain of your dreams, see the flowers, or if you are worried that you may not be able to keep up with the tours, please contact us. Would you like to walk with us through the beautiful and moving scenery of the Alps from season to season?
We will also guide you around Oku-chichibu and Mt. Asama-yama upon request.


Trekking Guide Stage Ⅱ
Shinshu mountain climbing guide
Nagano Prefecture Grouse Supporters Ace
Japan Sports Association Certified Sports Instructor Mountain Coach 1
Red cross first aid paramedic


Shinshu Matsumoto Mountain Guide Association Yamatami

Mountain areas of expertise

snowless period

Hiking around Kamikochi, Norikura Kogen, Norikura Goshikigahara
Hiking around Utsukushigahara, Mt. Hachibuse, Mt. Takabocchi, Mt. Mimine, Kirigamine, and Shirakaba Plateau
Climb Mt. Gaki, Mt. Ariake, Mt. Tsubame, Mt. Otenyo, Mt. Jonen, Mt. Chogatake, Mt. Otaki, and Mt. Yarigatake from Higashikama-one.
Climbing Mt. Yarigatake, Mt. Hotaka, Okiret, Mt. Nishihotaka, Gendarme, Mt. Kasumizawa, Mt. Yakedake, Mt. Norikura.
Climbing Mt. Hachibuse, Mt. Hachimori, Utsukushigahara, Kirigamine, Mt. Tateshina, Mt. Kita Yatsugatake, Mt. Minami Yatsugatake

snowy period,snow remaining in season

Utsukushigahara/Kirigamine Snow Hiking
Snow hiking around Kamikochi
Yatsugatake, Kita Yatsugatake Snow hiking
Winter mountain hiking around Kita Yatsugatake Takami Ishi Hut, Kuroyuri Hutte, and Shimakaresanso
Kita Yatsugatake, Tengudake, Iodake, Tateshina winter mountain climbing

Specialized Guide Information

Alpine flower
Climbing equipment and tools
Rock ptarmigan, Wild birds
Mountaineering techniques (maps, ropes, etc.)

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To apply for a guide, please contact Yamatami via email.